The Linky Radio Transmitter (LRT) is THE open, secure communication bridge that allows all the appliances used by residential and business customers to access LINKY meter data. Connected to the meter by the customer, this radio module enables real-time transmission of data to smart and compatible appliances around the home.
The Linky Radio Transmitter enables:
- Optimisation of customer assistance involving services such as tariff management and power consumption/generation monitoring
- Management of certain appliances to control the use or improve their convenience in the home
- Transmission of metering data from Linky to a dedicated display unit for struggling households – now required by French regulation
Two international communication protocols for home automation have been adopted as part of LRT design and development. Its specifications –available free online – have been developed jointly by EDF teams (Sales and Marketing and R&D) in conjunction with 14 leading industrial partners. The use of standardised components allows manufacturers to develop directly compatible products (an official labelling scheme is now under consideration) and makes it easier to produce and distribute the transmitter.
Given that 35 million Linky meters will be installed between now and 2020, the Linky Radio Transmitter will make digital technology a powerful enabler of energy efficiency.
N.B.: Customers can install their own transmitters. A remote control enables secure pairing with appliances, as well as the option to add more appliances at a later date.
are involved in developing the LRT alongside EDF and OMWAVE
will be installed over the next few years by EDF’s Sales and Marketing division*
the cost of mass-producing one LRT
* In accordance with the enabling decree for Article 7bis of the French Energy Transition Law
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